End Police Terror

The PSL is a co-sponsor of this important conference SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 10AM-5PM Immanuel Presbyterian Church 3300 Wilshire Blvd, LA (just a short walk from Wilshire/Normandie Purple Line & Wilshire/Vermont Red/Purple Line) Map & Directions Join dozens of families affected by police violence from across the state of California and countless organizations that are fighting […]

Black Pantherz Speak Out About Police Brutality & Criminal Injustice

source: http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2011/04/05/black-panthers-speak-out-about-police-brutality-criminal-injustice/ I came across the Black Panther Party’s 10 Point Plan again last week in the course of doing some research on a different topic.  I stopped to re-read the points and I was struck by two things. The first is that the plan is as relevant today as when it was unveiled in […]

10 Factz about the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case

By Johanna Fernandez  1. Mumia Abu-Jamal is innocent. Mumia has been wrongfully imprisoned for 32 years. He spent the first 28.5 years of his imprisonment on Pennsylvania’s death row. In 2011, his death sentence was confirmed unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court and he is now serving a sentence of “life in prison” without parole. He is […]

Ona Move!: A Conversation With Pam Africa and Ramona Africa

By Jamila K. Wilson   As an activist in Philadelphia, I have been mentored by Pam and Ramona Africa of the MOVE family. They are two women whose love of truth supersedes their acceptance of the status quo.  Over the years, I have heard them speak about their lives as members of MOVE. The MOVE […]

The metaphor of race relations in Brazil

Black, slum-dweller, builder’s assistant, Amarildo Pablo Mattos 2013-12-04, Issue 657 http://pambazuka.org/en/category/features/89847   cc T HThe case of Amarildo, an Afro-Brazilian teenager tortured to death by the Brazilian police represents the dispossession of blacks and institutionalized racism of Brazilian society as black people of the favelas continue to confront racial stereotypes that dehumanize and ultimately take […]

Sheriff’z Department hired officerz with historiez of misconduct

Despite background investigations that revealed wrongdoing, incompetence, or poor performance, the department still hired dozens of problem applicants in 2010, internal records show. By Robert Faturechi and Ben Poston December 01, 2013 Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) By the numbers Interactive » Of the nearly 400 officers and […]

SFPD brutally beat Black bicyclist D’Paris Williamz and Valencia Gardenz neighborz who came to hiz rescue

by Davey D Last Friday the eyes of the world were on San Francisco, California when thousands of people came together to transform the City by the Bay into Gotham City, home to the Caped Crusader Batman. On this particular day San Francisco was playing host to another hero, 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott, who […]

Copz Taser 14-Year-Old in the Face, They Say ‘For His Safety’

Teen’s mom shares graphic images of alleged police brutality. November 20, 2013  A Pennsylvania mother is planning to sue the Tullytown Police Department for allegedly torturing her 14-year-old son with a Taser while he was handcuffed,  Raw Story  reported. Marissa Sargeant revealed graphic images of her son bruised, cut and swollen after he was arrested by […]

RELEASE US – a short film on police brutality by Charles Shaw

500 innocent Americans are murdered by police every year (USDOJ). 5,000 since 9/11, equal to the number of US soldiers lost in Iraq. In 1994 the US Government passed a law authorizing the Pentagon to donate surplus Cold War era military equipment to local police departments. In the 20 years since, weaponry designed for use […]

Power to the People — Remembering the Black Panther Party

    By Michael Terron Forty-seven years ago this month the Black Panther Party for  Self-Defense was formed in Oakland, California. For almost 16 years the Party  represented one of the most influential radical, progressive organizations in  the history of the U.S. “This country is a nation of thieves. It stole everything it  has, beginning with […]